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International Volunteer Day 2021

Volunteer at the Special Olympics World Game Abu Dhabi 2019 wears a volunteer vest and holds a sign with a picture of the Cuban flag.

In 2020, more than 600,000 volunteers worked to keep Special Olympics athletes active and engaged during the COVID-19 pandemic. To celebrate our volunteers past, present and future, Special Olympics Virginia athlete and Special Olympics headquarters employee Robert Jones created this video.

International Day of Volunteers 2021
Special Olympics celebrates the volunteers that power the Movement with more than 1 million volunteers world wide.

International Volunteer Day was established by the United Nations to acknowledge the contributions of millions of volunteers across the globe. Learn more about how to become a Special Olympics volunteer here.

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